Race Video: Cammile Adams wins 200 Butterfly at 2014 US Nationals


At the 100 meter mark, Cammile Adams had a slight lead on the field at 1:01.67. She was slightly ahead of Flickinger and McLaughlin. The same trio powered through the final 100, but it was Cammile Adams that secured her Pan Pac Roster spot with the 7th fastest time int he world this year. She touched the wall at 2:07.12. Adams ran away with the race on the final race, making an exciting race for the second place position. In the final 15 meters, it was Katie McLaughlin that put her head down and drove into the wall. She finished second with her time of 2:08.74. Hali Flichinger finished third at 2:08.77. Maya DiRado took advantage of her A-final swim to finish fourth with a 2:09.76. That gives DiRado and Flickinger an outside chance of making the Pan Pacs team. Katie McLaughlin should be in for sure.  Kate Mills finished in fifth at 2:09.88. She was the final swimmer under 2:10. Sixth place jumped up to 2:11.13, where Emma Nunn reached in to finish.

Rounding out the final 8 in the women’s 200 butterfly was Courtney Weaver and Cassidy Bayer at 2:12.22 and 2:12.30, respectively.
Into the final 50, it was Tina Bechtel in lane four and Noelle Tarazona racing to the finish. Bechtel from Univeristy of Kentucky Swim Team won the b-final of the women’s 200 buttefly with her time of 2:09.57. Tarazona finished second with her time of 2:10.49.
Hannah Kukurugya from Crown Point Swim Club won the C-final of the women’s 200 butterfly, dropping three second to a time of 2:10.10. She made a five second drop at junior nationals between prelims and finals to finish at 2:10.6. Today was a .4 second drop from last week.


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Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

Hannah K went under my radar at Juniors, I guess because I was amazed by Lee. Keep up the good work!

I hope this less than stellar swim by Stewart does not mean her 100 fly will also be sub-par, because we need her at her best in that event! You’ve often commented that she should swim the 200 fly more, so maybe it was just lack of racing experience here?

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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